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museum in grand rapids, michigan. >>> we turn overseas to afghanistan. bold words were delivered by president obama's new defense secretary, leon panetta. he said about al qaeda, i think we have them on the run. and that victory is, quote, within reach. ababs david kerley is in washington. >> reporter: having succeeded after nine, long years in the hunt for osama bin laden, the new defense secretary boldly says the u.s. is on the verge of defeating al qaeda. >> i think we have them on the run. >> reporter: but speaking to reporters on his way to afghanistan, panetta said timing is critital. >> i think now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> reporter: here's why. with the killing of bin laden, u.s. forces recovered a treasure trove of intelligence. panetta revealed today they have been able to identify 10 to 120 al qaeda leaders who are based in 4 countries. >> if we can go after them, i think we really can strategically defeat al qaeda. >> reporter:
in afghanistan, asking their commander whether they get paid is really shameful. >> yes. >> what are the choices that are going to be made if this doesn't come through as you hope? >> well, it's really unthinkable. i think the specter you raised is one of the reasons i think there's so much urgency on capitol hill this morning. >> what are the tough choices and what will be paid? >> first of all, our focus now is on solving this. you know, we don't have much time left. a little over 60 hours, i guess. we've got to get this solved. >> and, you know, at the last hours, people are looking for off ramps. there is no off ramp here. the only option for congress to raise the debt ceiling and sign the initial deficit reduction savings into law. obviously, if congress isn't able to act, the treasury department has to brief people affected and will obviously do that. the focus has to be driving toward some conclusion. i think the american people are sitting home sasang, they've gone through this recession, many lost jobs, many working two job, helping family members affected. they are furious at this. wha
a military base, u.s. military guys that are on their way to afghanistan, they are coming. i mean, there's a ton of american pride floating around germany right now. >> we had three young girls hop in our van before we left to take a pictutu, there's young and old, boys and girls, actually saw richard jefferson from the nba in our lobby hotel this morning. he's excited about the game. a lot of buzz. >> team usa has never lost to japan. what do they have to do today to keep up that streak? >> the first thing they have to do is throw away that stat. this is a totally different japanese team. i mean, it's 22 ones, 3 ties, all time against japan. but the u.s. knows this is a very good japanese team. they never made it to the semifinals and beat sweden. never made it to the finals and here they are, and they are riding a lot of pride, of course, from the tragedy that they've gone through in the last four months. >> a lot of supporters from japan from that standpoint. what does the u.s. need to focus on, offense or defense? a lot of people are saying offense. >> of course scoring goals is nece
significantly. imagine this, half a world away in afghanistan, u.s. soldiers today, meeting with their chief, chairman of the joint chiefs, mike mullen, asked, will we get paid? and he was forced to say, i simply don't know. but beyond that, america's international friends and, indeed, its friendemies are concerned. they say, it is damaging. they called it irresponsible what's happening in washington. especially china, which holds the most u.s. debt. it's calling for a resolution to this. d a key investment manager says to me, that the rest of the world is stunned, bewildered, more than a little worried. and that the damage is already being done. it's more than a flesh wound. >> always fun to hear the word friendemy on the evening news. do you really think that even if a deal is done and they beat the clock, that real damage has been done in a lasting way? >> well, look. this is what people there are saying. that the level of this acrimony, the level of the paralysis, the partisanship here has sent a discouraging signal about america's ability to lead. about the impasse on its global leaders
on a trip to afghanistan. >> now is the moment, now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really triple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> it's such an interesting statement, christiane, because for so many years, some people argue that defeating a decentralized group like al qaeda was eslings impossible. what's your take on this declaration on potential imminent defeat? >> well, he did say if we continue this route. i think that's clear. obviously, al qaeda is spread out to the arabian peninsula, pakistan areas, and the rest. but it's about continuing this route. many people are concerned if there's a withdrawal of u.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bill daley. bianna, over to you. >> not too far f
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